Glass delusion

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          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.   The glass delusion is an external manifestation of a psychiatric disorder recorded in Europe mainly in the late Middle Ages and early modern period (fifteenth to seventeenth centuries). People feared that they were made of glass “and […]

Hero syndrome

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          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.   The hero syndrome is a phenomenon affecting people who seek heroism or recognition, usually by creating a desperate situation which they can resolve. This can include unlawful acts, such […]

Eating disorder

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  “Eating disorder” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance.   An eating disorder is a mental disorder defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affect a person’s physical or mental health.[1] They include binge eating disorder where people eat a large amount in a short period of time, anorexia nervosa where people eat very […]

Compulsive hoarding

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  “Compulsive hoarding” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance.   Compulsive hoarding, also known as hoarding disorder,[1] is a behavioral pattern characterized by excessive acquisition of and an inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of […]

Phobia

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  “Phobia” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form. However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation.[1] The phobia typically results in a rapid onset of fear and is present for more than six […]

Personality disorders

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  “Personality disorders” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. Personality disorders (PD) are a class of mental disorders characterized by enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating from those accepted by the individual’s culture. These patterns develop early, […]

Dementia

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  “Dementia” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person’s daily functioning.[2] Other common symptomsinclude emotional problems, difficulties with […]

Paratonia

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          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Paratonia is the inability to relax muscles during muscle tone assessment. There are two types of paratonia: oppositional and facilitatory. Oppositional paratonia (“gegenhalten”) occurs when subjects involuntarily resist […]

Learning problems in childhood cancer

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          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Certain treatments for childhood cancer are known to cause learning problems in survivors, particularly when central nervous system (CNS)-directed therapies are used (e.g. cranial radiation; high-dose methotrexate or cytarabine; or intrathecal chemotherapy). As the mortality rates of childhood […]

Logopenic progressive aphasia

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          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Logopenic progressive aphasia (LPA) is a form of primary progressive aphasia. It is defined clinically by impairments in naming and sentence repetition. It is similar to conduction aphasia and is associated […]